List of Illustrations; Chronology; Introduction: approaching modern French culture Nicholas Hewitt; 1. Modern France: history, culture and identity, 1900-45 Nicholas Hewitt; 2. Culture and identity in postwar France Giles Bousquet; 3. Architecture, planning and design Anthony Sutcliffe; 4. The mass media Jean-Claude Sergent; 5. Consumer culture: food, drink and fashion Hugh Dauncey and Keith Reader; 6. Language: divisions and debates Rodney Ball; 7. Intellectuals William Paulson; 8. Religion, culture and politics Michael Kelly; 9. The third term: literature between philosophy and critical theory Steven Ungar; 10. Narrative fiction in French Mireille Rosello and Jean Mainil; 11. Poetry Michael Bishop; 12. French theatre in the twentieth century Christophe Campos; 13. Music Colin Nettelbeck; 14. Visual culture Sarah Wilson; 15. French film Jill Forbes and Susan Harris; Index.
Professor Nicholas Hewitt is Dean of the Faculty of Arts at Nottingham University.
'This is an ideal accompaniment to an undergraduate course on French society and culture, and a book so wide-ranging and thought-provoking that it will provide much enjoyment for more advanced readers, such as postgraduates and academics.' Forum for Modern Language Studies